Liu Xiaobo

She has been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
When U.S. intervention smashes established authority, even more brutal forces fill the vacuum.
China refused to let Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo travel for medical treatment. He died of liver failure in prison last week.
“Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals," he wrote.
Authorities will only allow doctors to see Liu Xiaobo in China.
Liu was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms.
If we are not yet at war with a rapidly militarizing China, we may soon be. This is an obvious conclusion to draw if we simply connect the flood of news dots now coming out of Asia.
In 2009, China waited until December 25, a quiet day for Western media, to announce an especially harsh 11-year sentence
This celebration of Chinese literature won't mention the 44-plus writers and journalists who are currently in prison in China, or the many more who have been harassed, threatened and forced into exile.
The Tiananmen Square Massacre occurred 25 years ago, with troops moving into Beijing and the Square by late on the morning of June 3 and with a full assault going on by the early hours of June 4.
An individual leaking a damning video or corporate filing needn't be a brilliant political strategist, visionary writer or charismatic operative. They don't need to conceive a motivational manifesto. All they need to do is make a printout, download a file, send an email or post a link.
Here, we share ten stories of political prisoners who are still suffering in jails around the world for standing tall in
The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.
If the corporate thinking that places profits over our own humanity has begun to invade the American university system, causing it to bow to pressure from some of the worst human rights violators in our world today in favor of expansion into the Chinese market, it has gone too far.
PEN deserves to be recognized for the work the member centers have done to produce their new report, "Creativity and Constraint in Today's China." It's like a mirror held up to a face that asks: Is this what you want to look like to the world?
Two days before his imprisonment on Dec. 23, 2009, Xiaobo made a personal statement describing the hope he sees for China’s